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From Our Director -

Whew! What a quarter!

First of all, I want to thank everyone who has been so generous during this time of financial stress for the Arts Center. On page 13 you will find a more complete discussion of this matter, but I personally thank you all for your passion and your help! We’re getting there! You have definitely proven to us that Art Matters!

Speaking of Art Matters, I welcome you to the first electronic form of this brochure. A more in-depth look at this topic can be found on page 8. I ask your patience with us as we “work out the kinks.” We’re moving the Arts Center into the 21st Century – sometimes kicking and screaming.

We welcome a new instructor this summer. Rosa Oliveri will be teaching a 4-week class on Surrealism. Check out the class description and come try something new. (Let’s see who reads these letters… I myself will kick in a $5 rebate to anyone who pre-registers – and pays! – for this class!)

Summer is always the time for festivals and outdoor fun. Please take advantage of everything MVCA and Little Falls have to offer this season. You will find festivals galore throughout this brochure. Be sure to mark your calendars and come celebrate with us.

The Water Music NY project is rounding the corner to finish strong. So many volunteers have spent many sleepless nights and busy days planning, preparing, doing trial runs, developing rain plans, etc. They are the heroes for this wonderful historic event as the Albany Symphony Orchestra “floats” into town on Wed., July 5th, to celebrate the Bicentennial of the Erie Canal. Come share in the Street Festival at Canal Place, and the free, open-air concert at Rotary Park Marina.

Our 2017 Annual Regional Exhibition will hold its Opening Reception on Sat., July 15, from 2-4 PM. This juried show is always a crowd pleaser, and artists look forward to entering their pieces for cash awards. Come enjoy a glass of wine and browse the show. Many of the pieces are for sale.

Finally, the Selective Eye has been refreshed for the summer season. We have many new pieces and some new artists featured in the shop. With all the graduations, weddings, and special occasions this summer, come shop locally and support your local artists.

Have a safe and wonderful summer.

Jane H. Malin
Executive Director